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Eddie Van Halen Named Greatest Guitarist

Guitar World magazine says that the Van Halen man is the best of all time

Guitar World put together their first ever Greatest Guitarist poll earlier this year in a tournament style event that started with 132 guitarists who were matched against each other and eliminated gradually until the "final" was won by Van Halen when he "beat" Brian May.

In all, half a million votes were cast as Van Halen defeated the likes of Slash, Jake E Lee, Joe Satriani and Alex Lifeson before beating May.

You can view the full top 100 HERE but more intriguingly you can see the complete set of tournament results HERE (well worth a look)

Here's the top ten:

1. Eddie Van Halen
2. Brian May
3. Alex Lifeson
4. Jimi Hendrix
5. Joe Satriani
6. Jimmy Page
7. Tony Iommi
8. Stevie Ray Vaughan
9. Dimebag Darrell
10. Steve Vai

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